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Designing and MAKING (my) World Wide Web for learning

Posted by Martin Parisio on March 7th, 2011

With the arrival of web-based systems such as iLearn, university teachers more than ever before are offered avenues to customise their digital learning environment for students.  Embedding videos on webpages along with instruction and other learning resources is one such way to customise.  There is strong pedagogical reasoning that underpins the use of video as [...]

Attribution

Posted by Elaine Huber on December 1st, 2010

Academic Literacy Skills are a must for any budding student who wishes to do well in their studies, not to mention those who wish to continue on in academia. Referencing, and citation skills are what come to mind in terms of attributing papers and other reading materials, but how about multimedia artefacts? Do you insist [...]

Personal Learning Environments

Posted by Elaine Huber on September 28th, 2010

Today a catalogue arrived in the mail called “Best Course”. 30 glossy pages filled with infomercials for ‘courses’ from the top academics and Institutions around the world. Each course came on a CD with 50 (or so) lectures and some even had pictures. I wondered who (on earth) decided they were the ‘best’? What makes them [...]

Wikis, Blogs, Discussion Forums: Which one, when and how?

Posted by leemowbray on September 16th, 2010

There are a number of possible tools to choose from when creating an online communication resource. This LTC document introduces three similar (but different) online technologies, a Blog, a Wiki and a Discussion Forum. Although none of these technologies was designed as an educational tool, each has inherent capabilities that allow us to use them [...]

Finding information in a networked world: EdNA

Posted by Martin Parisio on July 28th, 2010

Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon wisely stated that, the meaning of ‘knowing’ has shifted from being able to remember and repeat information to being able to find and use it (Simon, 1996, cited in National Research Council, 2000, p. 5).
Education Network Australia (EdNA) is a network for Australian educators that offers services such as News [...]

Tweeting the EduNews

Posted by deangroom on July 20th, 2010

Twitter is a micro-blogging platform service that enables its users to send and read other user messages called tweets. For educators, tweets have become a way to share resources simply and continuously using mobile devices as well as laptops and desktop computers.
A new website called Paper.li allows this information to be compiled on a daily [...]

Blogging isn’t about the number of readers

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on August 10th, 2009

A reassuring post from Mr Byrne, who writes:
Seth Godin is one of the leading authorities on social media, marketing, and organizational leadership. In this video he and Tom Peters are talking to an audience of business people about the benefits of blogging. Early in the video Godin notes that blogging is not about the number [...]

Upcoming LTC workshops and webinars!

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on May 5th, 2009

Social Media in Education Webinar – Wed 13 May, 10.00-11.00am
This session presents the current issues, opportunities and directions for education in a world powered by Web2.0, mobile, non-passive communication technologies. It is ideal for anyone trying to understand how social media impacts learning and teaching, the engagement of students, and the technologies that deliver enriched [...]

Upcoming LTC workshops – Blogging, Second Life

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on April 16th, 2009

ENROL NOW!

Introduction to Education in a Virtual World (Second Life) – Mon 20 April, 12.00-2.00pm
Second Life is a 3D virtual world, which educators all over the world are using to explore and imagine new ways of teaching and learning. As well as the convenience of being a space for eLearning, it is an imaginative, playful [...]

Contribute to E-learning Insights Vox Pops

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on January 15th, 2009

Edna – Education Network Australia – have issued  an invitation to contribute to E-learning Insights, a cross-sectoral podcast that aims to provide academics, teachers and trainers with interviews on leading tools, technologies and issues in e-learning.  The topic for the [...]